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Dick Valentine: Rock Star

Dick Valentine: Rock Star

Looking a bit like a beleaguered bathroom fixture salesman after his latest fall off the wagon at a roadside tavern somewhere in Iowa, Dick Valentine took the stage at the Valley Bar in Phoenix Tuesday evening. A devoted audience of 200 or so cheered their rumpled...
Love is Dead. Long Live Love.

Love is Dead. Long Live Love.

Almost twenty-five years ago — back when I was in college — a professor of mine mentioned how Shakespeare’s love stories were losing their impact. Students in the 90s weren’t as able to relate. Something had changed even in the thirty years or...
Modern Conservatives: Counting on the Apocalypse

Modern Conservatives: Counting on the Apocalypse

I remember one lovely day in spring. It was a day when I embraced everything about my life up to that point. I looked forward to whatever came next. After being holed up in a dorm room for several months and trudging through a muddy, unpaved parking lot for at least...
Another Kim Davis Wouldn’t Let You Fish

Another Kim Davis Wouldn’t Let You Fish

This is a primer for people who don’t know what they’re talking about but still want to post something about Kim Davis anyway. With very few exceptions, there really is no such thing as a “gun permit” or a “gun license” in the USA....
Free College? Not So Fast . . .

Free College? Not So Fast . . .

So you want a college degree.     Why? I think it’s a fair question. In the USA, about the only acceptable answer is “Chaaa, to get a bitchin’ new Camaro, hombre!” If you are a parent and already have a bitchin’ Camaro, you want...